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Bountiful Beetles

by Greg French

Gum beetles are revered by some anglers and hated by others. Occasionally the fishing gods get things right and there is just the right smattering of these beetles to provoke action.Greg French looks at the good and difficult times that gum beetle hatches bring.

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Bronte-Fly-fishing-school-January-2014-aBRONTE FLY FISHING SCHOOL 2016

The Devonport Fly Fishing Club (Inc) will once again be holding their annual Fly Fishing School at Bronte Lagoon in the Tasmanian Central Highlands from the 10th to the 15th of January 2016.

In existence now for over 20 years the School has been acknowledged as an excellent forum for the beginner or total novice to learn Fly Fishing.


At a cost of $150 per student, for the five day course, it represents excellent value. Many students choose to attend with their families leading to a great social time together and many new friendships. The club actively promotes the enrolment of women in the course. Junior anglers are also welcome provided they are under adult supervision.


Students who undertake the course will be required to supply all their own angling gear and if choosing to camp on the site will need to be self-sufficient. The club will supply instruction marquees, camp sites, and porta loos. Showers are available at the nearby Bronte Park Highland Village. They also offer accommodation for those that choose not to camp on site.

Students are well supported by experienced instructors and a comprehensive program to help fast track the learning experience. There are also many social opportunities, a highlight being a Spit Roast dinner on the final night.

Some of the topics covered include Water and Wading Safety, Tackle Setup, Fly Types and Selection, Knots & Leaders, What Trout Eat/Entomology, Casting Techniques, Reading Lakes and Streams and Fly Tying.

Students from previous years are encouraged to come back as Return Students. There is a separate syllabus which will enable them to take that next step and follow on from the previous year’s learning. The Return Students fee is $70.

Camp information and enrolment forms can also be found at:
http://www.devonportflyfishingclub.net.au/bronte.aspx

Any inquires or questions can be directed to one of the following;
​John Hepburn​​ 64245113
Barry Jacobson​ 0409 947 185
Wayne Bellette ​0418 138 672

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